Clean Energy Fuels will supply Redeem renewable natural gas to Overseas Freight, an intermodal trucking company, as part of an effort to reduce emissions in at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in Southern California.
Overseas Freight received grant funding from the State of California to purchase five Kenworth T680s powered by Cummins-Westport near-zero ISX12N natural gas engines. The ISX12N engine is certified by the California Air Resources Board to reduce NOx emission by 90% compared to the current engine standard.
The Redeem RNG fuel is originally sourced from dairy and landfill waste to achieve further emissions reduction over conventional sources of natural gas, according to Clean Energy Fuels.
Overseas Freight decided to contract the fuel from Clean Energy Fuels through the company’s "Redeem $1 Deal," which guarantees a fixed fuel price of $1 per gallon for a year
“We’re pleased to be part of an effort to help improve air quality in the LA and Long Beach ports and support CAAP in fostering more sustainable freight movement,” said Joseph Wang, president and CEO of Overseas Freight. “Clean Energy has been a good partner for years and we are excited to use Redeem at a price far below diesel. South Coast AQMD made this project possible with vital grant funding and we deeply appreciate their support.”